Team Planner

Misconception #4: Managing Resources in Project is Too Hard

Managing resources in Project is certainly not simple. If you’ve worked in Primavera or other scheduling tools, you know there’s even more complexity for how to utilize resources. Of course, there are...Read More

Tracking Starts with a Status Date

There are four steps involved in tracking a project:  setting the status date, entering actuals and schedule revisions, rescheduling incomplete work, and resource leveling the remaining schedule. Thes...Read More

Multiple Views into the Same Project File

Different views into the same MS Project file enables us to see a schedule from multiple perspectives. Using the split view feature is one way to do this. The Project window is split into two panes, w...Read More

Understanding and Using Resource Graph View in MS Project

The Microsoft Project software tool comes with a number of view options, which, at a high level, can be thought of as Task Views and Resource Views. While views such as Gantt Chart, Team Planner, Reso...Read More

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MS Project: An Ever-Evolving Solution

From DOS to Windows 10 I started using Microsoft Project (MSP) in its earliest DOS beginnings around 1986, and it reminded me of Microsoft’s Excel. In other words, I initially felt Project was a subse...Read More

Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is a software application sold by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The program, which has many different versions, allows users to: Understand and...Read More

Webinar Recap: The Innovative PPM World – How Microsoft is Changing the Project Management Game

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Erik van Hurck’s The Innovative PPM World – How Microsoft is Changing the Project Management Game webinar being provided by MPUG for the conve...Read More

The Best of 2018: MPUG’s Top Ten Articles from Last Year

Here’s our lineup of articles from 2018 that were the most popular! What do you think? Were any of these a favorite of yours? 1. Ask the Expert: Import Excel Data into Project – Tips & Troubleshoo...Read More

Critical Path, Criticality Analysis, and Criticality Index

Imagine the following scenario. You are in charge of managing a big match in a stadium. The venue can hold over 100,000 people. The audience is as passionate about watching, as their favorite players ...Read More

Getting the Team to Use Ranged Estimates

Dear Elizabeth: I work on a project team for a manufacturing company. For the last year, we’ve been using ranged estimates to build out our schedules. For the most part, our customers love it. We have...Read More

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